Portals and diagnostic elbow arthroscopy

Michael T. Freehill, Gary G. Poehling, Gregory Bain

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Arthroscopy of the elbow continues to evolve allowing a thorough evaluation of the joint in its entirety and affords procedures to be carried out in a less invasive manner. Advances in technology and equipment have made arthroscopy an effective and safe method for evaluation, diagnosis, and treatment of a wide array of elbow pathology. Creation of safe and precise portals with a thorough understanding of the location of the neurovascular structures is paramount. This chapter focuses on the ability to safely carry out the diagnostic assessment of the elbow in a safe and reproducible manner. A further understanding of how to identify and address the more common ailments is also discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationSurgical Techniques for Trauma and Sports Related Injuries of the Elbow
EditorsGregory Bain, Denise Eygendaal, Roger P. van Piet
Place of PublicationBerlin
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9783662589311
ISBN (Print)9783662589304
Publication statusPublished - 2020


  • Elbow
  • Arthroscopy
  • Diagnostic
  • Joint
  • Loose bodies
  • Indications
  • Contraindications


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